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Scott C. Moses

November 28, 1941 — December 5, 2020

Hon. Scott C. Moses

Scott C. Moses, age 79 of Rapid City, died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.

Services will be held 11 am Monday, July 26, 2021 at Bear Butte Cemetery, in Sturgis, South Dakota. 

At 11:30am there will be an open house reception in Scott's honor at the Loud American in Sturgis.

Funeral arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.

Scott Clark Moses was born on November 28, 1941, as the first born to Nathelle McMaster Moses and George Stephen Moses. He grew up in Deadwood and Rapid City and took pride in his first jobs delivering newspapers and working at the Dakota Mill & Grain.

Scott attended the University of South Dakota where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1963 and his Juris Doctorate Law Degree in 1965 from the Knudson School of Law.

Upon graduation from law school, Scott moved to Pierre where he worked as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Revenue, and then he worked in the States Attorney’s office in Lawrence County, South Dakota.  He served at a District County Judge Pro Tem for Butte, Harding, Lawrence, and Meade Counties. In 1975 he was elected to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court as a Judge chambered in Sturgis, South Dakota and served until 1999. He received his Colorado Bar license in 2000 and worked as a contract landman doing due diligence and curative title work on oil and gas projects in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North & South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming and Texas.

In 2018 he worked with the Tribal Wills Project with the University of Denver and the University of South Dakota.

Throughout his career he generously helped others, be they clients, friends, and children of his friends or relatives. He provided a great deal of supportive advice and guidance to up and coming attorneys in Colorado and South Dakota. Scott was dedicated to his work. He received a Pro Bono Award in 2018 for working on over 1,000 cases.

In 1975 he met and married a wonderful woman named Sharon Albrecht (Moses), through that union they had a beloved daughter, Kelli L. Moses.

Scott loved hiking, Disney, trains, ham radio, travel, and photography.  He spent numerous days with family traveling to various parts of the country and abroad.

Scott’s wife Sharon died in 1995. He is survived by cherished relatives including his daughter, Kelli Moses-Dolfi (whose husband Deron Dolfi passed away in 2019), granddaughter Tia Mishoe (her husband Christopher), his wife’s family The Albrecht family, including Jami, and her daughter Lauren, his sister Darby Moses (her husband John A Reeves, Jr.), their children, Golden Moses Reeves and Johnny III Reeves, his brother, Kirk Moses (his wife Jnge Haltinner), his sister, Vicki Moses, and the McMaster cousins, Moses-Miller niece and nephew along with many friends and companions. Scott cherished his family and friends – he will be deeply missed and remain in their hearts forever.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, July 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Bear Butte Cemetery

, Sturgis, SD 57785

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Loud American

, Sturgis, SD 57785

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